Fort Hays has replaced its Wiest Residence Hall with a new hall and added a theme housing building. A dining center is the central focus of the neighborhood, providing multiple food options and dining in a warm and inviting space.
Victor E. Village is a new 406-bed residence hall; Tiger Village is a separate 96-bed theme housing building.
Victor E. Village is the University's first residence hall designed around living-learning communities. They include Artful Minds for those interested in art, Go Global! for those interested in international studies and culture, and Tiger Traditions for those interested in the history and traditions of FHSU.
Victor E. Village features both single- and double-occupancy rooms, with a central lounge in each community. Each level includes study rooms, private pod-style bathrooms and a kitchen. Other features include conference rooms, laundry facilities, and a dining venue.
Tiger Village serves as home to Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and the second year experience learning community. The building consists of four “houses”, each accommodating 24 residents. The four houses share community rooms and a laundry facility, but each house has their own living room and full kitchen. Residents can choose to reside in a double or single room and share semi-private bathrooms.
“This new residential facility represents a new era in living and learning at Fort Hays State University,” said Dr. Andy Tompkins, interim president at FHSU. “Not only is this a state-of-the-art residence hall with many amenities, but it is also organized to support student friendships and student interests.”